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Aug 15, 2009 10:00pm EDT
fighting for america are fighting to be free of the swine flu. fort jackson, the army's largest basic training post, has the army'largest number of confirmed h1n1 cases. there have been 187 since april. drill sergeants are being drilled on how to spot flu symptoms in regrout -- recruits sometimes reluctant to call in six sick and delay the training. the department of defense issued guidelines aimed at reducing swine flu transmissions. >> some of the preventative measure in the barracks are head to toe, the distancing between the beds, more than 3 feet. we had a soldier spray lysol on the common area inside the wall lockers and door knobs and stairwells. >> army officials say they confident that current safeguards along with the vaccine expected this fall will help protect those who protect america. from swine flu to dog flu. have you heard about this one? fairfax county authorities have new confirmed six cases of the h3n8 virus in dogs, one fatal. the cases are the first to be identified in the state. the fairfax county animal shelter closed the kennel and war an -- quarantined 26 dog
FOX
Aug 28, 2009 10:00pm EDT
?" . >>> john jer jald kennedy inspired our america. robert kennedy challenged our america. and our teddy changed america. >> heartfelt tributes to senator ted kennedy from friends, family and colleagues revealing the man beyond the politician. >>> good evening. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >>> i'm brian bolter. a celebration of life inside the j.f.k. library tonight as those who knew ted kennedy best told their sties. the service followed two days of public viewing. police estimate 50,000 people streamed inside the museum to pay their respects. but the night belonged to those with inside knowledge of ted kennedy. sherri ly has more on the tributes. >> reporter: senator edward kennedy chose his brother's presidential library for his private memorial service n. death he brought his political rivals together. they shared kennedy's joy, laughter and a call to grant his last wish for health care reform. a who's who of politics pay tribute to senator edward kennedy during a private memorial service at the john f. kennedy library celebrating his life. he loved to make people
FOX
Aug 2, 2009 10:00pm EDT
operation desert shield into desert storm. it's also the night america suffered the first casualty of the gulf war. captain michael spiker was shot down during that event. at the time his body was never found. but nearly two decades later, the remains were found. fox 5 news roby chavez has more on the story. >> reporter: well, it is a sad story, the big break came last month after two iraqi civilians contacted marines to say they knew where captain spiker was buried. he was identified by certain boutittiarihos etithedaute ar ti ru running dna tests aron his remains. captain michael spiker was missing since the first gulf war in 1991. the family, friends holding out hope, but the mystery is now solved. the first casualty of war is finally heading home to florida. >> it is such a relief to bring him home, and try not to forget the others that are still out there and haven't been found. >> reporter: it now appears that captain spiker was buried by the tribesmen close to where the fighter jet went dine down on the first night of operation desert storm. others say they are happy yet sa
FOX
Aug 13, 2009 10:00pm EDT
care system. >> it's a big change they're proposing. i think that america has the health care system model of the world. >> reporter: is that so? >> i think we have an insurance problem. i don't think we have a health care problem. >> reporter: something chew on as we embark on another profootball season. in baltimore, bob barnard, fox 5 news. >> dave feldman hit up the sidelines too. he's coming up with a live report on the news edge at 11:00. >>> now to a developing story. right now a gigantic wildfire burning thousands of acres. this is in california taking a look at right now. the dangerous flames forcing thousands to evacuate and there's one thing that needs to happen for firefighters to get this under control. >>> plus, uncle sam wants even more personal information the next time you fly. we're going to break down the new security rules next.  >>> it's a real critical situation in northern california tonight as wild res eat up acres of land in santa cruz with hundreds of people evacuated and homes in need watt danger of -- immediate danger of burning. there is no room f
FOX
Aug 25, 2009 10:00pm EDT
that seats 2500. the atmosphere like the most passionate of political rallies but not one sided. >> america is one of the richest countries in the world and we treat our people like dirt. >> reporter: host jim moran told us he knew what he was stepping into. >> the voices of the american people should for the be silenced particularly on an issue -- particularly on an issue as important as this. >> reporter: the congressman's mission this night. >> to dispel the myths, inform the constituents, try to hear from them so that we have a good sense of where at least my constituency stands on this critical issue. >> reporter: they stand on both sides for and against a multibillion dollar government takeover of our nation's health care system. >> if my cat can get quality health care, why can't we? >> there is health care available. she needs to pay for it. if she buys health insurance for her cat, why wouldn't she buy it for herself. >> i don't know much about it. a lot of rumors going around. >> reporter: these folks are not from the eighth district. they really don't belong here. >> reporter: th
FOX
Aug 26, 2009 10:00pm EDT
. peggy ingram works for the mealwheels association of america. >> he wrote a letter to our c.e.o. that says i love this program and that is absolutely true. and he lived that. >> reporter: she says as recently as this week, she was still talking to k den can i -- ted kennedy's office about helping those in need. >> i think he was the voice for the voiceless perhaps is the best way to put it. >> reporter: every time you walk down a street, you see ted kennedy's work. before the americans with disabilities act passed in 1990, there were very few curbs like this one that helped disabled people get around. >> we've seen a transformation of the american landscape. >> reporter: because of ted kennedy, america's sidewalks and buildings look different. there's the civil rights act and family medical leave. >> 50 years in the united states senate and you look at all of the laws he left his mark on, there is no senator that comes close. >> reporter: andy runs the american association of people with disabilities. he has bipolar disorder. he says people with mental illness have benefited
FOX
Aug 30, 2009 10:00pm EDT
. >>> reaction from those he touched and how his legacy could impact america's health care reform battle. >>> and state of emergency, homes threatened and victims worry as the wildfires grow by the minute. and now new fears of a landmark in danger. >>> and a man shot and killed in his own yard. tonight witnesses point to a possible motive. family and friends mourn the loss of a good person. >> i'm maureen umeh, the 63- year-old was gunned down after a night of fun in his front door, this all happening in university boulevard in silver springs. the authorities are trying to find out what happened. roby chavez has more. >> reporter: clarence rankin was a person who loved his jamaica heritage. friends say he was very kind to those in need. tonight police want to know if somebody went to see home, not for fun but with the intention to kill. in this back yard, gunfire ended a night of fun. the police say that 63-year-old clarence rankin was shot multiple times and killed in his own yard. all day sunday, a large gathers of friends and family gathered in disbelief at his university boule
FOX
Jul 31, 2009 10:00pm EDT
.s. government websites is being extradited to america. but he suffers from a form of autism. now his mom is begging president obama to show a little compassion. britain's high court rejected a bid by gary mckinnan to avoid extradition to face charges for hacking into 97 u.s. military computers. he claims he was searching for evidence of ufos. his mother says bringing him to the u.s. will jeopardize his health. >> i feel awful, devastated. i can't believe our government doesn't stand up for its own citizens. he's not a terrorist. >> his lawyers and 40 british lawmakers have written to president obama asking him to prevent the extradition. he could be brought to virginia in september. >>> a picture perfect landing for the space shuttle endeavour touching down at the kennedy space center this morning. a beautiful landing. they wrapped up a 16-day mission. astronauts kept busy during their days in space going on five space walks, tying a record for a single trip. the crew put a new addition on japan's space lab, installed new batteries and stockpiled some big spare parts. >> we are thrilled
FOX
Aug 4, 2009 10:00pm EDT
payer. big banks like bank of america and wells fargo have not reached anywhere near government expectations. while they helped 22,000 homeowners outside the government plan, they say. >>> and a local area helping people, demand for food is now up 40% over last year. and most of the people who have food -- who need the food don't have the jobs to afford the food. fox 5 news' beth parker has the story. >> reporter: elizabeth is unloading groceries, not for her family, it is a donation to the food center in rockville. as an experiment, she spent the last sunday fasting. >> it was really hard. >> reporter: it made her appreciate how fortunate her family is. >> my husband was complaining how hungry he was, and i said we're doing it by choice, they don't have a way to feed the children. >> reporter: in fact, the way they help, the needs for children continued. >> they opened about 20 years ago, giving out about a million pounds of food each year. now that jumped to 3 million, so much food they actually ran out of space. >> in order for us to rise to the occasion and meet the current
FOX
Aug 8, 2009 10:00pm EDT
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FOX
Aug 12, 2009 10:00pm EDT
is still possible. >> a chance for me and for the united states of america to say thank you to some of the finest citizens of this country and of all countries. >> reporter: from war hero, chief joe medicine crow to barrier breaking sydney portier and women's rights pioneer billy jean king and the reverend joseph lowery. the president honored them one by one. all got the presidential medal of freedom. president oma honored them all for their important role in civil rights. >> these are extraordinary men and women, these agents of change remind us that excellence is not beyond our abilities. >> reporter: in all 16 of the prestigious medals were handed out. it's an honor reserved for the pioneers who better the lives of others. some were awarded posthumously. and. nard dedicated his li tt>i or >>tereporter: the first gay elected to public office along with others all have a good deal of history. women, hispanics, gay, the disease, the physically handicapd and the poor, people like retired supreme court justice sandra day o'connor. the president saying all embody what being human means
FOX
Aug 23, 2009 10:00pm EDT
at least half of america vaccinated in months could go through the roof. close to $2 billion has reportedly been spent so far to buy up to 195 million doses of the vaccine. one of the main fears in all this is the h1n1 virus which first popped up in the u.s. and mexico in april white change while it spreads which could make the vaccination efforts useless. >> it may mutate t. could mean the vaccine they're making for delivery in november won't even work against the new mutated swine flu. the main thing to remember is that it is a relatively benign infection for most people. >> reporter: there is some good news. the centers for disease control said this week that the h1n1 flu strain doesn't appear to be mutating while going through the -- [ inaudible ] there are no safety concerns as of yet during the test runs ever the vaccine that is being made. the federal government is putting together a $4.8 million campaign to get the word out. people should get the h1n1 shot and a regular flu shot. those messages are expected to be seen and heard in radio television ads as well as messages on twitter
FOX
Aug 10, 2009 10:00pm EDT
california had to use to get th great america's invertigo coaster. one at a time they came down. >>> the recovery mission continues for the victims of the mid air collision over the hudson in new york. rescuers found one of two remaining bodies as well as wreckage from the plane involved. jonathan hunt with the latest including 911 calls from the day of t crash. reporterminutes afterer a small plane and sightseeing helicopter collide above the hudson river, adrenaline fueled calls flood 911 operators. >> a helicopter just landed on the 4th and river street. >> did you see anybody injured? >> they're probably totally injured. >> i saw something explode and something fall after that so i would hurry. >> reporter: next, a massive recovery effort which continues as crews search the wreckage site for aircraft parts and victims. the crash killing nine, three relatives from pennsylvania plus five italian tourists and the pilot of their sightseeing helicopter. divers find a massive part of the mangled helicopter sunday. then on monday found the recommend significants of the small -- rem
FOX
Aug 22, 2009 10:00pm EDT
actually. >> i know. i don't think there's an office in america that you can't walk through and find facebook on someone's terminal. >> it's here, too. >> yes. and as they continue to develop, i understand they're developing software where you can download your music on facebook. that addiction is just going to keep beating itself. not going to wear out. >> like the gambling comparison they made. same type of thing. >> absolutely. >>> coming up, a sports trippileheader, the skins, nats, and united playing at home. >> we have highlights. >>> plus, michael phelps with a busted ankle. >>> ahead, fun at the fair has taken on a new meaning. how some of them are going high tech. >>> olympic swimmer michael phelps may be landlocked for a while. he's sporting a walking boot on his right ankle. the 14-time gold medalist was hurt last week this a car accident in baltimore. police say phelps was driving with an invalid, out-of-state license when another driver ran a red light causing the accident. phelps insists the injury is no big deal and he can still train. >>> a big day in sports for three
FOX
Aug 24, 2009 10:00pm EDT
charges. >> america will have adjust -- will have a justice department that is truly dedicated to exactly that, justice. >> reporter: the administration also announced monday it's moving responsibility of questioning from the c.i.a. to the f.b.i. >> intelligence gathering is best left to the intelligence community. this is a way the intelligence community can best operate, especially in these instances. >> reporter: both moves are expected to launch a fresh wave of criticism by former bush administration officials like former vice president dick cheney who have defended the interrogators method. >> i value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al qaeda organization that was attacking this country. >> reporter: justice department officials say a long-time prosecutor in the justice department has been named to lead the probe into the c.i.a. an official announcement is expected later this week. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> a battlefield battle brewing in virginia and tonight a crucial vote on whether wal- mart can
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